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My Garmin nuvi 200w behaves erratically until it has been turned on and warmed up for around 10 minutes. Before this time the touch screen may not work or when pressed respond as if pressed at another location?

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First make sure the batteries are good and at normal room temperature.
Second, based on your question your touch screen is bad or needs calibrating....
Then
Try to recalibrate your screen:
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  1. Have the unit turned OFF and unplugged from power.
  2. Slide the power switch to the ON position and hold for about 45 seconds.
  3. A message will display on the screen: Press Dot.
  4. Once this message displays, release the Power button.
  5. Press in the center of the Dot.
  6. Keep pressing in the center of the Dot as it moves around the screen.
  7. Once this is complete, there will be a message: Calibration Complete.
  8. Touch Ok and the unit will restart.
The touchscreen will now be recalibrated.
*Note if unit is running software version 6.00 or newer you will want to follow steps from below.
To recalibrate the touchscreen on your nuvi 205 series follow the steps below:
  1. Have the unit turned OFF and unplugged from power.
  2. Place your finger in the top left hand corner of the touch screen and apply pressure.
  3. Slide the power switch to the ON position.
  4. Hold pressure in left corner until the Press dot message appears.
  5. Once this message displays, remove your finger from the screen.
  6. Press in the center of the Dot.
  7. Keep pressing in the center of the Dot as it moves around the screen.
  8. Once this is complete, there will be a message: Calibration Complete.
  9. Touch Ok and the unit will restart.
The touchscreen will now be recalibrated.

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Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
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Does your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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Download your Garmin Nuvi 200 Series manuals here.
Download your Garmin Nuvi 205 Series manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 200W Favorites Backup here

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To calibrate the touchscreen on a nuvi 300 or 600 series:
  1. Power the unit On.
  2. From the Where to? / View map screen, touch Settings (wrench icon).
  3. Touch Display.
  4. Touch Recalibrate.
  5. A new screen will display that says Press Dot.
  6. Touch the center of the dot.
  7. Keep touching the center of the dot as it moves around the screen.
  8. When Calibration Complete appears on the screen, please touch OK.
The touchscreen will now be recalibrated.

If your touchscreen is not responding to any touch and preventing you from recalibrating the touchscreen using the instructions above, please follow the steps below:
  1. Connect your nuvi to your computer with a compatible USB cable.
  2. Open the Garmin Nuvi drive located in MyComputer/Computer. (Note: Mac users can locate the Garmin Nuvi drive icon on the Desktop.)
  3. Open the Garmin folder.
  4. Locate and delete the GUPDATE.GCD file.1
  5. Safely disconnect your nuvi from your computer.
  6. Power the nuvi Off.
  7. Power the nuvi on by holding the power button.
  8. Continue holding the power button down for 1-2 minutes until the screen calibration option displays.
  9. Touch the center of the dot as it moves around the screen.
  10. When Calibration Complete appears on the screen, please touch OK.

The touchscreen will now be recalibrated and should respond properly.

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I have a garmin nuvi 660. the touch screen isn't working


To calibrate the touchscreen on a nuvi 300 or 600 series:
  1. Power the unit On.
  2. From the Where to? / View map screen, touch Settings (wrench icon).
  3. Touch Display.
  4. Touch Recalibrate.
  5. A new screen will display that says Press Dot.
  6. Touch the center of the dot.
  7. Keep touching the center of the dot as it moves around the screen.
  8. When Calibration Complete appears on the screen, please touch OK.
The touchscreen will now be recalibrated.

If your touchscreen is not responding to any touch and preventing you from recalibrating the touchscreen using the instructions above, please follow the steps below:
  1. Connect your nuvi to your computer with a compatible USB cable.
  2. Open the Garmin Nuvi drive located in MyComputer/Computer. (Note: Mac users can locate the Garmin Nuvi drive icon on the Desktop.)
  3. Open the Garmin folder.
  4. Locate and delete the GUPDATE.GCD file.1
  5. Safely disconnect your nuvi from your computer.
  6. Power the nuvi Off.
  7. Power the nuvi on by holding the power button.
  8. Continue holding the power button down for 1-2 minutes until the screen calibration option displays.
  9. Touch the center of the dot as it moves around the screen.
  10. When Calibration Complete appears on the screen, please touch OK.

The touchscreen will now be recalibrated and should respond properly.

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If the touch screen is not responding properly, Calibrate the touch screen.

Turn the Nuvi off and then back on.
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Hold your finger on the screen for about 30 seconds until the calibration screen appears.
Follow the on screen instructions

Oct 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Friend has a problem with his Garmin nuvi: when typing the letter to the left appears. what can be done?


It needs to be calibrated
To calibrate the touchscreen on your nuvi 200W follow the steps below:
  1. Have the unit turned OFF and unplugged from power.
  2. Slide the power switch to the ON position and hold for about 45 seconds.
  3. A message will display on the screen: Press Dot.
  4. Once this message displays, release the Power button.
  5. Press in the center of the Dot.
  6. Keep pressing in the center of the Dot as it moves around the screen.
  7. Once this is complete, there will be a message: Calibration Complete.
  8. Touch Ok and the unit will restart.
The touchscreen will now be recalibrated.
*Note if unit is running software version 6.00 or newer you will want to follow steps from below.
To calibrate the touchscreen on your nuvi 205 series follow the steps below:
  1. Have the unit turned OFF and unplugged from power.
  2. Place your finger in the top left hand corner of the touch screen and apply pressure.
  3. Slide the power switch to the ON position.
  4. Hold pressure in left corner until the Press dot message appears.
  5. Once this message displays, remove your finger from the screen.
  6. Press in the center of the Dot.
  7. Keep pressing in the center of the Dot as it moves around the screen.
  8. Once this is complete, there will be a message: Calibration Complete.
  9. Touch Ok and the unit will restart.
The touchscreen will now be recalibrated.

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Touch screen does not respond to touch


Your Nuvi has suffered the firmware or system software equivalent of a stroke.

I can help you fix your Garmin Nuvi 200W.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.

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Nuvi 200 series manuals available here.

Jan 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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The screen on my Garmin Nuvi 200W won't respond. I tried the recalibration but the screen doesn't respond when I touch the dot. I also tried a hard reset and that didn't help either. Help please!


There is more than one calibration procedure, but for the 200 it is:
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  1. Have the unit turned OFF and unplugged from power.
  2. Slide the power switch to the ON position and hold for about 45 seconds.
  3. A message will display on the screen: Press Dot.
  4. Once this message displays, release the Power button.
  5. Press in the center of the Dot.
  6. Keep pressing in the center of the Dot as it moves around the screen.
  7. Once this is complete, there will be a message: Calibration Complete.
  8. Touch Ok and the unit will restart.
The touchscreen will now be recalibrated.
*Note if unit is running software version 6.00 or newer you will want to follow steps from below.
To recalibrate the touchscreen on your nuvi 205 series follow the steps below:
  1. Have the unit turned OFF and unplugged from power.
  2. Place your finger in the top left hand corner of the touch screen and apply pressure.
  3. Slide the power switch to the ON position.
  4. Hold pressure in left corner until the Press dot message appears.
  5. Once this message displays, remove your finger from the screen.
  6. Press in the center of the Dot.
  7. Keep pressing in the center of the Dot as it moves around the screen.
  8. Once this is complete, there will be a message: Calibration Complete.
  9. Touch Ok and the unit will restart.
The touchscreen will now be recalibrated.

If this doesn't work you have two choices
Buy a new one
Or
Send your in for repair. Go here for this option
http://www8.garmin.com/support/outofwarranty.html

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Found this thru Garmin support

Question: Why will my nüvi 2xx not find satellite signals?
Answer:
p>If your nuvi 2xx is not acquiring satellite signals, you may need to download and run our WebUpdater program.

Go to:

http://www.garmin.com/products/webupdater/

If you are still having issues after updating the software on your unit, you may need to do a full master reset. Please note that a master reset erases Favorites and waypoints. Before proceeding, you may want to back up information you want to keep.

To do a full master reset to the nuvi 200 series unit:

1. Turn off the device.
2. Place your fingertip or the eraser end of a pencil in the bottom right corner of the touchscreen.
3. Apply pressure in the bottom right corner of the screen.
4. While pressing down on the screen, power on the unit and continue pressing on the screen. A message displays to confirm that you really want to delete all user data.
5. Touch Yes.
6. Your unit restarts automatically. You must go through the set up procedure again.

Once you complete the reset, place the nuvi unit outside where it has a clear unobstructed view of the sky for 15-30 minutes. Keep it in a stationary position until it reacquires satellites.

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